Akarnania, Akarnanian Confederacy



Leukas, ca. 250-200 BC. AR stater, 10.18 gr.

Obv: ΛYKOYPΓOΣ; head of the young river god Acheloos to the right.

Rev: AKAPNANΩN; Apollo seated to the left, holding bow.

Ref: BCD Akarnania 16 (this obverse die). Ex M & M Basel VI, (1946), lot 647; ex Stoecklin collection (with ticket).

Rare variant, Toned. Good very fine.

In ancient Greece a manheaded bull was a rivergod. As most rivers came down from mountais, they were “wild like a bull”. The human head was to identify the rivergod. This coin was struck at Leukas in Akarnania and represents the rivergod Acheloos.